Working Mother Magazine Ranks UW Hospital Among Top 10
That's according to Working Mother magazine, which applauded UW Hospital for its policies involving flexible scheduling, time off and leaves of absence that allow working parents to adequately balance career and home life. The magazine also gave the hospital high marks for its success at hiring and retaining qualified employees.
Among the hospital's more successful initiatives is the Back-Up Care program, which supports employees who face a temporary breakdown in their normal child or elder care arrangements and need help to get to work. Employees have the choice of center-based or in-home back-up care for their loved ones – infants through elders.
UW Hospital Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Janice Bultema, says these programs have made it easier to retain good employees and fill vacant positions.
"It's an honor to work with dedicated staff who take pride in working for UW Hospital and Clinics while giving full devotion to their families," she says. "They truly care about what they do and understand that their hard work and interpersonal connection to each other and to the patients is what makes us one of the best at providing excellent, quality health care."
This is also the fourth year in a row Working Mother has recognized UW Hospital and Clinics among the nation's top 100 companies for working parents. Earlier this year, UW Hospital and Clinics was one of only six employers spotlighted by the publication for its programs that assist hourly workers.
UW Hospital and Clinics currently has over 7,400 employees. Working Mother, with a circulation of 2 million, is the only publication with editorial content that focuses on working parents.
Learn what three mothers value about working at UW Hospital and Clinics:
Rachel Thill, UW Health Sports Medicine Scheduler
Rachel appreciates her flexible, part-time schedule and the benefits that allowed her to be there for daughter Stella during the most difficult time of her life.
Hannet Tibagwa Ambord, UW Hospital Oncology Pharmacy Manager
In the midst of a busy schedule, Hannet says she enjoys taking advantage of Wellness Options at Work programs that allow her to exercise during the day with other working moms. Back-up child care and never having to miss her kids' special activities are other benefits she considers "priceless."
Amy Mihm, UW Hospital and Clinics Clinical Nutritionist
Amy has her hands full with three children ages 5 and under. Having work flexibility allows her to be fully engaged both as a parent and as an employee.
Date Published: 09/14/2010